The most wanted fraudster – the one to have cost the taxpayer the most – is Hussain Asad Chohan, 44.

Smuggler Chohan, is wanted after failing to appear in court for his part in an estimated £200 million fraud in April 2006.

Among other offences, Chohan imported 2.25 tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco worth £750,000 in duty alone in in August 2000.

Chohan, from Birmingham, was tried in absence and found guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison for smuggling and fraud offences and failing to appear in court.

Along with his sentence Chohan – thought to be living in Dubai – was also served with a £33 million confiscation order.

Britain’s second most wanted fraudster on the run after being convicted of a £156million tax scam claims he keeps trying to hand himself in but the Government refuses to collect him.

Nasser Ahmed, 41, fled the country minutes before a jury found him guilty of defrauding HMRC and was sentenced to six years in jail as he boarded a plane to the Middle East.

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